Old 03-18-2016, 03:28 PM   #1
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This is a Neve console inspired theme I am working on. It's still very early for the theme!

Based off of Genesis Black Console




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Old 03-18-2016, 03:30 PM   #2
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I still have a ton of work to do on this one, I will be adding multiple layouts both mcp and tcp, as well as re-doing some of the MCP elements which in my opinion need some polishing up.

I'll be posting updates on this one as I work on it for you guys to check out and give feedback on!

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Old 03-18-2016, 04:22 PM   #3
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Looks very nice, although I would prefer green color for low output values and only orange and red for high or too high values. And I am curious of the meaning of the red dotted stripes on channels 2,4,5 and 6?
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Looks very nice, although I would prefer green color for low output values and only orange and red for high or too high values. And I am curious of the meaning of the red dotted stripes on channels 2,4,5 and 6?
The red meters are based off of the Genesys neve console which is something I'm not used to seeing in reaper themes either but I really like the look of it and wanted to try something new. I will be adding a layout with more traditional colors for the meters (green for the bottom, yellow for the middle and red for the top)

As far as the red dotted stripes they are actually on every fader but they're right underneath the fader so you can't see them when the volume is set to 0dB
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for explaining. I'll be waiting patiently until you will be able to finish this good looking theme!
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:28 PM   #6
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Looks great!
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:34 PM   #7
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Very cool. Keep at it.
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Nicely laid out, simple, elegant easy to see and possibly to use.

Have at it...
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:57 PM   #9
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Looks very nice, although I would prefer green color for low output values and only orange and red for high or too high values. And I am curious of the meaning of the red dotted stripes on channels 2,4,5 and 6?
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Added an alternative "Green Meter Layout" for a more traditional meter


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Good work!!
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Thought about where to put the automation mode indicator yet ?

The lower right area of the faders domain might be worth considering. The indicator could be fairly light and small there.
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Very, very nice!
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Added an alternative "Green Meter Layout" for a more traditional meter


Wow, that looks cool, too!
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Old 03-19-2016, 05:46 AM   #15
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Looks perfect! Keep it up
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Looks perfect! Keep it up

Didn't you sell your Reaper license? What daw are you using now?
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Added an alternative "Green Meter Layout" for a more traditional meter



I actually like the unorthodox red meters on this theme. I'm not sure what the logical peak color would be with red on the bottom...
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very nice looking theme! keep it up.
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Old 03-19-2016, 08:19 AM   #19
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Beautifull!
The contour around the fader looks wierd
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Nice work,great to see your take on this console
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Added an alternative "Green Meter Layout" for a more traditional meter
Yesss, great!
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Beautifull!
The contour around the fader looks wierd
I agree with you 100%, there are still some fonts and buttons I plan on re-doing, the fader is one of them.

and thank you very much I'm glad you like the theme so far
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A tip for when you're working with fonts (if you're using Photoshop, could have the same editing options in other programs) is to play around with the font's line height, character width and character spacing to get it looking sharp. It makes fonts much clearer (particularly when using small font sizes) but you have to do it by hand.
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Great work!
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Sleek! Looking forward for a release.
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Looks stunning !
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Fantastico!
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:20 PM   #28
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That is very clean looking, VERY nice!

And I like the Red & Orange meters on the black background....
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That is very clean looking, VERY nice!

And I like the Red & Orange meters on the black background....
Thank you! The Red & Orange meters will be the default look but the green meter layout will be available as an extra mcp layout for the users looking for a more traditional meter.
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......but the green meter layout will be available as an extra mcp layout for the users looking for a more traditional meter.
Yep. That would be me! ;-)
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A tip for when you're working with fonts (if you're using Photoshop, could have the same editing options in other programs) is to play around with the font's line height, character width and character spacing to get it looking sharp. It makes fonts much clearer (particularly when using small font sizes) but you have to do it by hand.
Thank you very much pinksoir for the tip! Im currently looking for a very good hardware style small font to use but I will definitely be playing around with the different font settings
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Well, for example, White Tie used (I'm pretty sure) just Tahoma on Imperial. So a 'hardware' style font can be any font really. It's more a case of getting it sharp and legible at small font settings. It might be a case of getting down and dirty and editing each letter individually to get them as sharp as possible. It looks like he went in and added highlights by hand on the master mixer panels, and that adds to the hardware look.
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Indeed very very nice @JeffEstrada

Clean, easy on the eye, really inspiring theme already ;-) Keep up the great work and looking forward to use this one. I think this is gonna be by far one the best & slickest theme we've seen yet out there counting the other great ones already out. A BEAUTY

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Bunch of comedians......

http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=173405
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:O

Shut up and take my money!!

Can't wait to see what the TCP turns out as, as I don't use the mixer
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Very nice!!
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Looks fantastic! Nice work

Are there plans to add a polarity switch?
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Looks fantastic! Nice work

Are there plans to add a polarity switch?
Thank you very much!

and the polarity switch will go on the empty square that's to the left of the volume level readout.
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Old 03-21-2016, 01:44 PM   #39
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Really looking forward to this one being available
Nice work! Thanks for all the work...
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This is a Neve console inspired theme I am working on. It's still very early for the theme!

Based off of Genesis Black Console



Jeff this is outstanding! When do you think it will be ready?
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